Marlene and Ray host students all the year round. We enjoy having guests in our house. We both enjoy cooking a variety of our home made meals and some international dishes too! We do our very best to make the students feel at home and happy! We also offer one-on-one English tutoring as well as an English Summer Programme you can find out more about here.
About the HOMESTAY:
It’s a welcoming home from the start – lots of light, and beautiful when the sun shines through – good food – comfort – a friendly atmosphere – not too far from the centre – nice area – bus stops very close – big garden – good care for guests.
There’s room for 3 guests in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms available.
We are open to receiving students looking for a year-round stay.
In the homestay College Programme we provide accommodation and select a college in the vicinity of the host family for students who want to be on a long-term stay in England to attend a sixth form college and to experience differences in lifestyle and culture away from their own country. Students stay within the welcoming atmosphere of an English speaking host family where they have every opportunity to improve their English in an informal environment.
As a general rule students have their own bedroom, with all essentials, as in desk, chair, lamp, cupboards, television and Wifi. And of course a comfortable bed. Towels and bedsheets are changed regularly, and a machine wash for students’ clothes is done once a week. Our utmost care is given to make students feel at home.
Our Selected families have many years experience of hosting students ranging in age from 15 years and older, and are located in the area of Sutton Coldfield (approximately 35 minutes by bus to Birmingham)
We accommodate single students in a host family who might be also hosting a student from a different country. This may be a very good opportunity to meet other young people from other countries who are experiencing a similar long-stay educational visit.
Host families provide the student with their own room, breakfast, packed lunch and a warm evening meal. Vegetarian meals are also offered.
A representative of our homestay college programme will be present both on arrival and departure at Birmingham International airport.
We arrange day trips to London and Stratford-Upon-Avon, including visits to Birmingham and other places within the West Midlands area.